Friday, April 9, 2010
Ralph MDS- Day 2
After a windy and noisy night, we woke at 3am to the sound of our 2 Korean tentmates having a chin wag most probably about the weather. So none of us slept enough. Then we started the second day of 36km which had one 12km straight long flat through the desert followed by a massive sand dune over 1km high which we had to scale to reach the top of the mountain it was covering. I have not heard so many expletives in a long time from the other participants and myself. After that it was a long windy downhill to more big dunes and finally the base camp. It has been very hot during the day, windy all the time, but only my shoulders again are sore. Legs seem to be holding up touch wood. I am beginning to smell a little after now four days without a wash. Missing Mum and Dad as we get back too late each day to call them, but hope they are reading this. Tomorrow is 40km flat then the day after the big 82km which none of us are looking forward to. Hope you are all well and thanks for your emails.